Skolu Isieskojimo Biuras, a Lithuanian debt collecting firm, has announced that it has retained the services of Vilija Lobaciuviene, the country’s most famous witch, to pursue people who do not pay their debts. The firm in Vilnuis expects a touch of witchcraft will help the bottom line.
Amantas Celkonas, director of the Skolu Isieskojimo Biuras explains that “There are certain people, who are using this crisis situation and refuse to pay back banks or other companies . . . Our new employee will help them to understand the situation, reconsider what is right and wrong and act accordingly. We will also help those who are in real trouble, suffering from psychological impact of bankruptcy and depression.” Sounds like sending a witch is perfect for such positive intervention.
Columnist Monika Bonckute is not so supportive: “This is return to the Dark Ages. If they really believe that this woman may help someone get money back, then there’s something very wrong with this country.”
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